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Chris Fujiwara to step down as Edinburgh artistic director


After serving as artistic director of Edinburgh International Film Festival for three festivals, Chris Fujiwara is stepping down from his role. 

Kurosawa exec'd short to debut at Raindance


The Hound of Heaven stars LA rapper Propaganda.

Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff heading to Zurich


Actor-director to present new comedy-drama Wish I Was Here.



Academy grant supports Sundance FFP


The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has bestowed a grant upon Sundance Institute for the second year running to support professional training and development of emerging feature film artists.

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IFFR Live! to kick off with Atlantic

EXCLUSIVE: European cinemas and VOD platforms to host films simultaneously with Rotterdam festival launches.


Wim Wenders

Berlin to honour Wim Wenders

Ten films from the Wings of Desire director to be shown as part of a homage at the next Berlinale.

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Li’l Quinquin

Kino Lorber acquires Li’l Quinquin

Kino Lorber has acquired all US rights to Bruno Dumont’s Li’l Quinquin ahead of the North American premiere in Toronto on September 10.

Roadside Attractions picks up Mommy

The US deal with Séville International comes nearly eight weeks after Xavier Dolan’s Cannes world premiere earned the 25-year-old film-maker the jury prize.

BAM Festivals talk

Festival execs reveal top tips

Leading figures from film festivals in Cannes, London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong revealed their top tips for standing out from the rest when gaining selection to festivals.

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AFM sets Africa roundtable

AFM has announced the speakers for its roundtable African Co-Productions: The Possibilities And The Challenges.


Goodbye Mommy

RADiUS swoops on Venice hit Goodnight Mommy

EXCLUSIVE: RADiUS has picked up North American rights from Films Distribution to the recent Orrizonti premiere.

Venice 2014

Venice Market finds niche with gap financing market

Several projects in Venice’s inaugural European Gap-Financing Co-Production Market are on the verge of completing their financing.

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

Pigeon wins Golden Lion in Venice

Venice awards go to Roy Andersson dark comedy, Andrei Konchalovsky drama, Hungry Hearts.

The Dinner (i Nostri Ragazzi)

The Dinner wins Europa Cinemas Venice Label

Ivano de Matteo’s Italian film to receive promotional support from Europa Cinemas.

Return to Ithaca wins Venice Days

Laurent Cantet’s Spanish-language feature wins cash prize.

The Look of Silence

Dogwoof hears Oppenheimer's Silence

EXCLUSIVE: UK deal for The Act of Killing follow-up.


Grindstone takes Cymbeline for North America

Grindstone Entertainment acquires North American distribution rights for Shakespeare adaptation ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.


Versatile acquires Chan’s Dearest

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese child abduction film to screen in Toronto following world premiere in Venice. 

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The Imitation Game

TIFF audiences honour Imitation

The Toronto International Film Festival leadership announced the juried and audience award winners as the 39th annual event wrapped on Sunday (September 14).

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BAM Festivals talk

Festival execs reveal top tips

Leading figures from film festivals in Cannes, London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong revealed their top tips for standing out from the rest when gaining selection to festivals.

Chiaki Kuriyama

HKIFF, Busan, Tokyo expand Academy

The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) celebrated its inauguration last night (March 23) with Moet-AFA Special Award Rising Star of Asia awardees Chiaki Kuriyama and Kim Nam-gil.

The Midnight After

Aberdeen, Midnight After to open HKIFF

Pang Ho-cheung’s Aberdeen and Fruit Chan’s The Midnight After will open this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), which takes place March 24-April 7.

Better Tomorrow

HKIFF to premiere Better Tomorrow

The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) will screen the world premiere of Adam Wong’s ICAC Investigators 2014 - Better Tomorrow, which has Dante Lam on board as consultant director, on March 26.

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We are UK Film reception at Toronto

The British Film Commission (BFC) and British Film Institute (BFI) together hosted a reception for UK filmmakers and international industry in partnership with the British Council, UKTI Toronto and Screen International.

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